What a Republican presidential lineup indeed do we have? Seems more like an episode of Saturday Night Live than a serious contest for the future presidency of the United States; frightening thought.
Never mind Trump, whom indeed only but a fellow huckster would. It's enigmatic Carson that's a puzzle. Undoubtedly a fine and skillful technician judging by his successful complex neurological procedures.
He comes off amiable, yet when he opines or worse yet concludes, on subjects requiring informed or at least common sense, he has a slow, soft unthreatening manner, with eyes near begging to close spouts utter uninformed nonsense.
There is a word for those projecting such a dichotomy. It is a "savant." I would not suggest the familiar Idiot Savant tag because he is not. He is more like a mere Simple Savant; skillfully great but socially shallow and humanly hollow.
An Intellectually Inhibited Savant best describes Dr. Ben Carson, who should with his inherent skill stick to expertly and exclusively improving the brain condition of others.